Films - December 2015

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Arabic

Dutch

Flemish

Hungarian

Lithuanian

Portuguese

Spanish


Croatian

English

French

Italian

Luxembourgish

Romanian

Swedish


Czech

Estonian

German

Japanese

Maltese

Slovak

Tamil

Danish

Finnish

Greek

Latvian

Polish

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Arabic

Theeb

Directed by Naji Abu Nowar

(UAE/Qatar/Jordan/U.K., 2015, 100 min.)

While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb ("Wolf") in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers' quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

 

 

Croatian

The High Sun

Directed by Dalibor Matanić

(Croatia/Serbia/Slovenia, 2015, 123 min.)

Set during the years of 1991, 2001 and 2011, the action takes place between two neighboring Balkan villages — one Serbian, one Croatian — with two lovers' lives unavoidably being affected by the war.

AFI Silver Theatre

Wed., Dec. 9, 7:10 p.m.

 

The Reaper

Directed by Zvonimir Jurić

(Croatia/Slovenia, 2014, 98 min.)

Aging farmhand Ivo gives stranded motorist Mirjana a lift to the gas station one night. But his apparent altruism is immediately greeted with suspicion by the local villagers, who recall that Ivo once served time for rape and have never forgiven him.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Dec. 11, 5:05 p.m.,

Sat., Dec. 12, 1 p.m.

Czech

The Snake Brothers

Directed by Jan Prusinovský

(Czech Republic, 2015, 111 min.)

Real-life brothers Krystof and Matej Hádek play ne'er-do-
well brothers in this gritty melodrama, shot through with moments of anarchic comedy.

AFI Silver Theatre

Tue., Dec. 15, 7 p.m.,

Wed., Dec. 16, 9:15 p.m.

 

Danish

A War

Directed by Tobias Lindholm

(Denmark, 2015, 115 min.)

Danish commander Claus Pedersen does his best to keep his troops safe and morale high on their deployment to Afghanistan, but is forced to make a fateful judgment call under enemy fire.

AFI Silver Theatre

Mon., Dec. 14, 7 p.m.

 

Dutch

Nena

Directed by Saskia Diesing

(Netherlands/Germany, 2014, 94 min.)

Growing up on the Dutch-German border, teenager Nena enjoys Goethe's poetry and Goth style, but really goes wild for her blue-haired, baseball-playing new boyfriend (Dutch and German).

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Dec. 19, 11 a.m.

 

English

The 33

Directed by Patricia Riggen

(U.S./Chile, 2015, 127 min.)

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic collapse of a 100-year-old mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, watched anxiously for any sign of hope (English and Spanish).

Area theaters

 

Bridgend

Directed by Jeppe Rønde

(Denmark, 015, 95 min.)

Documentarian Jeppe Rønde's narrative debut is a haunting meditation on the real-life plague of teen suicides in a South Wales town.

AFI Silver Theatre

Wed., Dec. 2, 9:25 p.m.,

Wed., Dec. 9, 9:40 p.m.

 

Brooklyn

Directed by John Crowley

(Ireland/U.K./Canada, 2015, 111 min.)

An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a new romance. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

The Avalon Theatre

 

Carol

Directed by Todd Haynes

(U.K./U.S./France, 2015, 118 min.)

Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Dec. 25

 

The Danish Girl

Directed by Tom Hooper

(U.K./Germany/U.S., 2015, 120 min.)

In early 1920s Copenhagen, Danish artist, Gerda Wegener painted her own husband, Einar Wegener, as a lady in her painting. When the painting gained popularity, Einar started to adopt a female persona and named himself Lili Elbe. With his feminism passion and Gerda's support, Elbe attempted first-ever male to female sex reassignment surgery.

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Dec. 11

 

Heart of a Dog

Directed by Laurie Anderson

(France/U.S., 2015, 75 min.)

Centering on Laurie Anderson's beloved piano-playing and finger-painting rat terrier, who died in 2011, "Heart of a Dog" is a wry, wondrous and unforgettable cinematic journey through love, death and language.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

 

Hector

Directed by Jake Gavin

(U.K., 2015, 87 min.)

Sixtysomething Hector McAdam has been living rough in
 Scotland since
 an unspeakable
 family tragedy
 some 15 years 
before. Hector 
has his demons but he still has his dignity.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Dec. 18, 5:05 p.m.,

Sun., Dec. 20, 5:15 p.m.

 

Hitchcock/Truffaut

Directed by Kent Jones

(France/U.S., 2015, 82 min.)

In 1962, Alfred Hitchcock and a 30-year-old François Truffaut sequestered themselves in a windowless Hollywood office for a weeklong conversation. The result: the seminal book "Hitchcock/Truffaut," published a half century ago, dissecting every film Hitchcock had made until then (English, French and Japanese).

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Dec. 11

 

Kill Your Friends

Directed by Owen Harris

(U.K., 2015, 100 min.)

Former A&R exec John Niven's cult novel, about music biz excess and Machiavellian maneuvering during Britain's late-'90s Britpop craze, is translated to the screen by first-time feature director Owen Harris.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Dec. 11, 9:40 p.m.,

Sat., Dec. 12, 9:20 p.m.

 

The Lady in the Van

Directed by Nicholas Hytner

(U.K., 2015, 104 min.)

In 1973, the residents of the leafy London enclave of Camden Town found their liberal pieties tested by the arrival of an eccentric, elderly vagrant who lived out of her van and upset the neighborhood's prevailing pretensions of charity and inclusiveness.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Dec. 6, 1 p.m.

 

Legend

Directed by Brian Helgeland

(U.K./France, 2015, 131 min.)

Identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, run an organized crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.

Area theaters

 

Macbeth

Directed by Justin Kurzel

(U.K./France/U.S., 110 min.)

Macbeth, a Thane of Scotland, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Area theaters

Opens Fri., Dec. 11

 

Memento

Directed by Christopher Nolan

(U.S., 2001, 113 min.)

A man creates a strange system to help him remember things; so he can hunt for the murderer of his wife without his short-term memory loss being an obstacle.

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Wed., Dec. 2, 7 and 9 p.m.

 

Northern Soul

Directed by Elaine Constantine

(U.K., 2014, 102 min.)

Things are grim up north, in the economically depressed Manchester and its surroundings of 1974. But on the
 dance floor of the local youth center, kids are grooving to American soul.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Dec. 4, 9:45 p.m.

 

A Perfect Day

Directed by Fernando León de Aranoa

(Spain, 2015, 106 min.)

The Balkans, 1995: Fighting has wound down and peace talks have begun, but problems still confront Mambrú (Benicio Del Toro) and his colleagues at NGO Aid Across Borders.

AFI Silver Theatre

Tue., Dec. 1, 7:15 p.m.

 

A Royal Night Out

Directed by Julian Jarrold

(U.K., 2015, 97 min.)

After nearly six years of World War II, peace is
 won and London erupts into a spontaneous celebration. Accompanied by two military officers, teenaged princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed by the King and Queen to slip out of Buckingham Palace incognito and join in the historic revelry.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.,

Sun., Dec. 6, 7:15 p.m.

 

Second Coming

Directed by Debbie Tucker Green

(U.K., 2014, 104 min.)

Playwright Debbie Tucker Green's provocative feature film debut focuses on a modern-day miraculous conception incurred by a married, middle-class mother in Britain.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Dec. 19, 5:05 p.m.

 

Tale of Tales

Directed by Matteo Garrone

(Italy/France/U.K., 2015, 125 min.)

Even bawdier and bloodier than tales by the Brothers Grimm, Matteo Garrone's film will fascinate fans of folklore and fantastic cinema.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Dec. 12, 7 p.m.,

Thu., Dec. 17, 7:15 p.m.

 

Youth

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino

(Italy/France/Switzerland/U.K., 2015, 118 min.)

A retired orchestra conductor is on holiday with his daughter and his film director best friend in the Alps when he receives an invitation from Queen Elizabeth II to perform for Prince Philip's birthday (English, Spanish and Swiss German).

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Dec. 25

Estonian

1944

Directed by Elmo Nüganen

(Estonia/Finland, 2015, 100 min.)

"1944" is a dramatic account of the bloody World War II Battle of Tannenberg Line on the Eastern Front, where Estonian civilians were caught between the German and Soviet armies, with native sons fighting on both sides.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Dec. 5, 1 p.m.,

Mon., Dec. 7, 5:05 p.m.

 

In the Crosswind

Directed by Martti Helde

(Estonia, 2014, 90 min.)

Martti Helde's visionary and moving account of the Soviets' 1940s deportation of thousands of Estonians to Siberia mixes live action with tableaux vivant: painstaking, painterly compositions of actors frozen in place.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Dec. 12, 5:05 p.m.,

Sun., Dec. 13, 3:15 p.m.

 

The Fencer

Directed by Klaus Härö

(Finland/Estonia/Germany, 2015, 93 min.)

The Soviet Union, 1953: Fearing he may be caught up in a widening Stalinist crackdown on his fellow Baltic dissidents, Endel flees Leningrad for a small town in his native Estonia. Taking a job as a gym teacher, Endel, a skilled and dedicated fencer, begins teaching his pupils the ways of this most elegant of sports.

AFI Silver Theatre

Thu., Dec. 10, 7:15 p.m.,

Sat., Dec. 12, 12:45 p.m.

Finnish

The Grump

Directed by Dome Karukoski

(Finland, 2014, 104 min.)

After an ankle injury sidelines the titular 80-year-old misanthrope, he's forced to move in with his son and daughter-in-law, where a clash of generations ensues.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Dec. 18, 9:25 p.m.

Flemish

Violet

Directed by Bas Devos

(Belgium/Netherlands, 2014, 85 min.)

Fifteen-year-old Jesse witnesses the stabbing death of his best friend at a shopping mall, as friends and family struggle to understand the seemingly unmotivated, random murder (Flemish and Dutch).

AFI Silver Theatre

Thu., Dec. 3, 9:40 p.m.,

Mon., Dec. 7, 9:25 p.m.

French

Disorder

Directed by Alice Winocour

(France/Belgium, 2015, 101 min.)

Afghanistan war vet Vincent suffers from PTSD. He's hired as a temp security guard at Maryland, the estate of Lebanese businessman Whalid, where he overhears a conversation that seems to indicate Whalid is involved in illegal arms dealing.

AFI Silver Theatre

Wed., Dec. 2, 7:15 p.m.,

Tue., Dec. 8, 7:15 p.m.

 

Fatima

Directed by Philippe Faucon

(France, 2015, 79 min.)

A Moroccan immigrant now living in Lyon, France, Fatima works long hours as a cleaning lady to support her two daughters, one a promising pre-med student and the other a rebellious teen.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Dec. 13, 1 p.m.,

Tue., Dec. 15, 7:15 p.m.

 

Fidelio, Alice's Odyssey

Directed by Lucie Borleteau

(France, 2014, 97 min.)

After a passionate farewell to her boyfriend, ship's engineer Alice joins up with the in-transit cargo ship Fidélio, where the captain is a former lover.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Dec. 13, 7:20 p.m.,

Wed., Dec. 16, 7:15 p.m.

 

My Golden Days

Directed by Arnaud Desplechin

(France, 2015, 123 min.)

Arnaud Desplechin revisits his hapless romantic character Paul Dedalus, this time exploring the character's wild younger years in the 1980s, from the pangs of first love to amateur international espionage.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Dec. 4, 7:15 p.m.,

Wed., Dec. 9, 7:15 p.m.

 

The Magic Mountain

Directed by Anca Damian

(Romania/France/Poland, 2015, 89 min.)

This wildly creative animated docudrama is
 a chronicle of the life story of Polish expat Adam Jacek Winkler, who settled in France after a lifetime of struggle, from fighting against Poland's Communist rule to a stint fighting for the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet army (French, English and Polish).

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Dec. 12, 3:05 p.m.,

Mon., Dec. 14, 5:05 p.m.

 

Mediterranea

Directed by Jonas Carpignano

(Italy/France/U.S./Germany/Qatar, 2015, 107 min.)

Ayiva and his friend make the dangerous journey from Burkina Faso to Italy, surviving the Sahara desert, murderous bandits and a stormy Mediterranean crossing. But in the land of their dreams, good work proves hard to find, and temptations for easier money abound (French, Italian, English and Arabic).

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Dec. 11, 9:20 p.m.,

Wed., Dec. 16, 7 p.m.

 

In the Shadow of Women

Directed by Philippe Garrel

(France/Switzerland, 2015, 73 min.)

Philippe Garrel returns with this exquisite romantic drama, an examination of marital infidelity and a freewheeling riff on life, art and the never-ending battle of the sexes.

AFI Silver Theatre

Thu., Dec. 3, 5 p.m.,

Tue., Dec. 8, 9:40 p.m.,

Thu., Dec. 10, 5:10 p.m.

German

In the Basement

Directed by Ulrich Seidl

(Austria, 2014, 81 min.)

Arch provocateur Ulrich Seidl returns to his documentary roots with this investigation of how his countrymen and women relate to their basements — a space, according to the filmmaker,
 for one's most personal hobbies.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Dec. 13, 9:25 p.m.,

Mon., Dec. 14, 9:25 p.m.

 

Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands

Directed by Christian Braad Thomsen

(Denmark, 2015, 109 min.)

Danish documentarian
 Christian Braad
 Thomsen reflects
 upon the life and
 career of his longtime 
friend Rainer Werner
 Fassbinder, the enfant
 terrible and leading
 light of the New 
German Cinema.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Dec. 4, 3 p.m.,

Sun., Dec. 6, 9:30 p.m.

 

A German Youth

Directed by Jean-Gabriel Periot

(France/Germany/Switzerland, 2015, 93 min.)

Before they became radicalized terrorists and members of
 West Germany's infamous Red Army Faction, Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin and Holger Meins were journalists, artists and filmmakers (German and French).

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Dec. 11, 3 p.m.,

Sat., Dec. 19, 3:15 p.m.

Greek

A Blast

Directed by Syllas Tzoumerkas

(Greece, 2015, 83 min.)

A wife and mother is driven to extremes by the collapse of her family, business and belief system in this scathing thriller (Greek, English and German).

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Dec. 12, 9:40 p.m.,

Sun., Dec. 13, 7:15 p.m.

 

Impressions of a Drowned Man

Directed by Kyros Papavassiliou

(Cyprus/Slovenia/Greece, 2015, 82 min.)

A man wakes up on the beach with no memory of who or where he is. In his possession is a notebook of poems. In time meets people who claim to be 
his parents and an ex-girlfriend who claim he
is actually the famous poet Kostas Karyotakis, who committed suicide in 1928.

AFI Silver Theatre

Mon., Dec. 14, 10 p.m.,

Wed., Dec. 16, 5:10 p.m.

Hungarian

Liza the Fox-Fairy

Directed by Károly Ujj Mészáros

(Hungary, 2015, 98 min.)

In 1970s Budapest, Liza, a live-in nurse for an ailing widow,
has an imaginary friend: long-dead Japanese pop singer Tomy Tani, but when a real-life love arrives, Tomy becomes jealous (Hungarian and Japanese).

AFI Silver Theatre

Thu., Dec. 17, 7 p.m.,

Sat., Dec. 19, 9:40 p.m.

Italian

My Mother

Directed by Margherita Buy

(Italy/France, 2015, 106 min.)

Director Margherita Buy projects calm confidence, but the mounting strain of various life challenges is starting to take a toll. Her mother is hospitalized with heart trouble, her movie shoot is not going well, she's just broken up with her actor boyfriend and her daughter is flunking Latin (Italian and English).

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Dec. 13, 5:05 p.m.,

Tue., Dec. 14, 9 p.m.

The Wait

Directed by Piero Messina

(Italy/France, 2015, 100 min.)

Juliette Binoche stars as Anna, a grieving mother holed up at a Sicilian villa. When her son's girlfriend shows up unexpectedly, Anna isn't able to break the tragic news, instead pretending he will return in a few days (Italian and French).

AFI Silver Theatre

Wed., Dec. 16, 9:20 p.m.,

Sun., Dec. 20, 3 p.m.

Japanese

Kagero-za

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 1981, 140 min.)

A mysterious woman named Shinako invites Matsuzaki, a playwright, to a romantic rendezvous. While Matsuzaki is on his way, his patron Tamawaki appears on the train, claiming to be en route to witness a love suicide between a married woman and her lover.

Freer Gallery of Art

Sun., Dec. 6, 2 p.m.

 

Pistol Opera

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 2001, 112 min.)

Stray Cat, the number three killer in her assassins' guild, battles her way to the top against characters such as Painless Surgeon, a cowboy who can feel no pain, and the mysterious number one killer Hundred Eyes.

Freer Gallery of Art

Fri., Dec. 18, 7 p.m.

 

Princess Raccoon

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 2005, 111 min.)

After being exiled, a prince comes across a magical land of shape-shifting raccoons and falls in love with their princess.

Freer Gallery of Art

Sun., Dec. 20, 2 p.m.

 

Yumeji

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 1991, 128 min.)

Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934) was an artist known as much for his paintings of beautiful women as for his bohemian lifestyle. As played by rock star Kenji Sawada, this Yumeji is a serial seducer haunted by thoughts of his own death while pursuing ideals of beauty in his art.

Freer Gallery of Art

Sun., Dec. 13, 2 p.m.

 

Zigeunerweisen

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 1980, 144 min.)

Aochi is an uptight professor at a military academy while his erstwhile colleague Nakasago, is now a wild-haired wanderer and possible murderer in this metaphysical ghost story involving love triangles, doppelgangers and a blurred line between the worlds of the living and the dead.

Freer Gallery of Art

Fri., Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

Latvian

Escaping Riga

Directed by Davis Simanis Jr.

(Latvia/Russia/U.K., 2014, 69 min.)

More than 100 years ago, two men were born in Riga: revolutionary Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein and celebrated Russo-British philosopher Isaiah Berlin. Filmmaker Davis Simanis playfully explores their divergent paths throughout the important moments of the 20th century.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Dec. 13, 9 p.m.,

Thu., Dec. 17, 5:10 p.m.

Lithuanian

The Summer of Sangaile

Directed by Alanté Kavaïté

(Lithuania/France/ Netherlands, 2015, 88 min.)

Alanté Kavaïté won a Best Director award at Sundance for this rapturous portrait of two teenaged girls' summertime love affair.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.,

Thu., Dec. 10, 9 p.m.

Luxembourgish

Baby(a)lone

Directed by Donato Rotunno

(Luxembourg, 2015, 90 min.)

Living alone with his single mother, 13-year-old X is a troubled teen, removed from reality. Sent into a remedial class after his latest violent outburst at school, X meets Shirley, and the two teens retreat into a world of sex, drugs and violence.

AFI Silver Theatre

Mon., Dec. 7, 9:50 p.m.,

Wed., Dec. 9, 5:10 p.m.

Maltese

Simshar

Directed by Rebecca Cremona

(Malta, 2014, 101 min.)

Based on a 
true story from
 the front lines of 
Europe's migrant 
crisis, young
 Theo is excited to
 go out on his father's tuna fishing boat, the Simshar, for the first time. But things go terribly wrong and the boat sinks, leaving the crew stranded far out in the Mediterranean.

AFI Silver Theatre

Tue., Dec. 8, 5:10 p.m.,

Wed., Dec. 9, 9:45 p.m.

Polish

Body

Directed by Malgorzata Szumowska

(Poland, 2015, 92 min.)

At a
 loss to cope with his anorexic, depressed daughter Olga, her coroner father has her institutionalized for therapy. Olga's counselor gets good results with the girls in her care, but has an unconventional sideline as a medium who converses with the dearly departed.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Dec. 18, 7:15 p.m.,

Sun., Dec. 20, 1 p.m.

Portuguese

(Be)longing

Directed by João Pedro Plácido

(Portugal/Switzerland/France, 2014, 78 min.)

Documentarian João Pedro Plácido captures the look and feel
 of rural life in this portrait of a tight-knit community of farmers in the village of Uz in northern Portugal.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Dec. 12, 11 a.m.,

Tue., Dec. 15, 5:10 p.m.

Romanian

Aferim!

Directed by Radu Jude

(Romania/Bulgaria/Czech Republic/France, 2015, 108 min.)

In the principality of Wallachia, life is more Dark Ages than Age of Enlightenment, even in 1835.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Dec. 11, 7:15 p.m.,

Mon., Dec. 14, 7:15 p.m.

 

One Floor Below

Directed by Radu Muntean

(Romania/France/Germany/Sweden, 2015, 93 min.)

On his way up to his apartment, Sandu overhears a violent argument between neighbors Laura and Vali. Later that day,
 he learns that Laura is dead — possibly murdered.

AFI Silver Theatre

Tue., Dec. 15, 9:45 p.m.

Thu., Dec. 17, 9:45 p.m.

 

The Treasure

Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu

(Romania/France, 2015, 89 min.)

Unemployed Adrian asks neighbor Costi for a loan to fend off foreclosure on his apartment. Rebuffed, Adrian entices Costi to become his partner on a scheme to dig up a mysterious treasure, the existence of which was promised 
by Adrian's late grandfather.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Slovak

Eva Nová

Directed by Marko Skop

(Slovakia/Czech Republic, 2015, 106 min.)

Leaving her third stint in rehab for alcoholism, faded actress 
Eva Nová is intent on reconnecting with her estranged son but with little hope to revive her acting career, must take a job at a grocery store.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Dec. 19, 1 p.m.,

Sun., Dec. 20, 7:15 p.m.

Slovene

The Tree

Directed by Sonja Prosenc

(Slovenia/Italy, 2014, 90 min.)

A mother, teenager and 9-year-old don't venture outside their house. Across three chapters, each exploring the perspective of a single family member, the family's story and the reasons they fear their neighbors gradually come into focus (Slovene and Albanian).

AFI Silver Theatre

Thu., Dec. 17, 9:40 p.m.

Spanish

Ma Ma

Directed by Julio Medem

(Spain/France, 2015, 111 min.)

Diagnosed with breast cancer and recently left by her husband, a chance encounter with a Real Madrid scout leads to an unexpected romance for Magda.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Dec. 6, 3:15 p.m.,

Mon., Dec. 7, 7:10 p.m.

The Pearl Button

(El botón de nácar)

Directed by Patricio Guzmán

(Chile/France/Spain, 2015, 79 min.)

Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline, the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape and holds the secret of a mysterious button that was discovered in its seabed.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Swedish

The Here After

Directed by Magnus von Horn

(Sweden/Poland/France, 2015, 102 min.)

Teenager John returns to his home in rural Sweden after two years away
 in a secure institution. It's not immediately revealed what his crime was, but it soon becomes clear that the other kids in school have no intention of forgiving him.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Dec. 5, 11 a.m.,

Tue., Dec. 8, 9:20 p.m.

 

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

(Jar är Ingrid)

Directed by Stig Björkman

(Sweden, 2015, 114 min.)

Through never-before-seen home movies — along with Ingrid Bergman's personal notes, letters and diaries — this documentary presents an intimate and moving portrait of one of the most acclaimed film actresses of all time (Swedish and English).

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Tamil

Dheepan

Directed by Jacques Audiard

(France, 2015, 109 min.)

In this gripping tale, three
 Sri Lankan refugees, seeking escape from their war-torn homeland, pose as a family to gain safe passage to France (Tamil, English and French).

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Dec. 5, 5:15 p.m.,

Tue., Dec. 8, 7:20 p.m.

Last Edited on November 25, 2015